JUNKCON™: The Premier Networking and Knowledge-Sharing Event for the Junk Removal Industry


Looking to take your junk removal business to the next level? Then you won’t want to miss JUNKCON™. This premier networking and knowledge-sharing event brings together some of the most successful minds in the industry, so you can learn from their experiences and get insights that will help grow your business. Plus, this is your chance to make valuable connections with other business owners that can help you achieve success. Register now and join everyone at the Raleigh Convention Center for an enlightening experience!

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JUNKCON ™ is the premier networking and knowledge-sharing event for the junk removal industry. Gain invaluable insights, make impactful business connections, and bring home actionable techniques to improve your company and increase revenue.

Junk Removal Authority (JRA) created JUNKCON ™ to bring together like-minded business owners to exchange ideas and learn new ways to grow their business, make more money, and live a better life.

JRA is proud to partner with Workiz to present JUNKCON ™ ’22 at the Raleigh Convention Center Oct. 12-14. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the most successful minds in junk removal. 

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❝ There’s so much information that came out of this conference you cannot implement it all. But I think one of the key takeaways is to just take one item and work on it. I guarantee that one item will be worth the cost. ❞ Dan Murdock, Junk Solutions

JUNKCON ™ ’22

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

JUNKCON ™ is a must-attend event for anyone looking to start or grow their junk removal business. With more than 500 expected attendees, JUNKCON ™ will bring together the greatest minds in the industry for three days of connecting, learning, and growing. Here’s what you can expect:

Networking

Connect with more than 500 business owners, crew managers, industry experts, and vendors that are expected to converge in North Carolina for JUNKCON™ ’22.

Knowledge-Sharing

Exchange ideas with like-minded entrepreneurs. Learn from one another’s mistakes and discover success stories that can be applied to your own business.

Million-Dollar Advice

Gain first-hand tips and advice from million-dollar junk removal business owners including Junk Removal Authority’s Lee Godbold, Sam Schick, and Christian Fowler.

Tools of the Industry

Learn about the latest software, equipment, and tools that junk removal business owners are using to streamline their workflows and cut costs. Plus, as a JUNKCON ™ attendee, you will gain exclusive access to deals from event sponsors.

Dynamic Speakers

Hear from industry-leading experts and motivational speakers who will spark ideas and motivate you to push harder and dream bigger.

Inspiration

Recharge your entrepreneurial spirit. You’ll leave JUNKCON ™ with a head full of new ideas and a strengthened network of contacts to help you grow your business.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Additional Speakers Will Be Announced Soon, Including Our Featured Keynote!

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SCHEDULE

Below is a tentative schedule of JUNKCON ™ ’22. Stay tuned for our Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session Topics to be announced later this summer. Please note that events, speakers, and topics are subject to change.

DAY 1 Wed, October 12

7 – 9 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION

Kick off the conference with live music, drinks, and camaraderie with your fellow JUNKCON ™ attendees! This is the ULTIMATE networking event for the junk removal industry. Mingle with our featured speakers, meet fellow attendees and enjoy live music by local favorite The Shakedown Band. Admittance to the Networking Reception requires an additional ticket and includes two drinks per ticket. You can purchase tickets on our registration page.

THE SHAKEDOWN BAND

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DAY 2 Thu, October 13

8 AM – 5:45 PM EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN

Visit our Exhibitor Hall at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn about services, tools, and organizations that can help your business grow. Some exhibitors will offer special discounts to JUNKCON ™ attendees.

8 – 8:45 AM LEE’S MILLION DOLLAR CLUB BREAKFAST

Enjoy complimentary breakfast with JRA’s Lee Godbold, Sam Schick, and other featured guests and speakers. By Invitation Only.

Networking Room – Raleigh Convention Center

9 – 9:15 AM WELCOME REMARKS

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:15 – 9:45 AM ACHIEVING THE AMERICAN DREAM

Achieving the American Dream: How to Grow Your Business, Make More Money and Live a Better Life

Lee Godbold, Founder of JUNKCON™, Junk Removal Authority, Junk Doctors, and Specialty Truck Bodies

Every great American business begins with just the spark of an idea. It’s the job of an entrepreneur to fan that flame to full fruition. Lee Godbold has a proven record of turning ideas into reality – from building his own multi-million dollar junk removal company to creating the industry’s first franchise alternative model (Junk Removal Authority), and launching JUNKCON™ last year. In sharing his story, Lee will inspire you to dream bigger and push harder to achieve his vision of the American dream – to grow your business, make more money, and live a better life.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:45 – 10:15 AM JUNK REMOVAL INSURANCE

Proven Methods to Lower Your Truck Insurance Rates

Toby Stubb, Wisdom Insurance

Lee Godbold, CEO of Junk Removal Authority (JRA)

Careless junk removal truck drivers across the nation are causing you to pay higher insurance rates, but lowering your rates is possible! Junk removal coverage specialist Toby Stubbs of Wisdom Insurance and JRA founder Lee Godbold will demonstrate how you can implement a new driver safety program to lower your insurance rates.

10:15 – 10:30 AM BREAK

Take this time to network with attendees or visit our Exhibitor Hall

10:30 – 10:50 AM JUNK REMOVAL TRUCKS FEATURE

Purpose Built Junk Removal Trucks by Specialty Truck Bodies

Get an up close look at the industry’s best and most reliable purpose-built junk removal trucks.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

10:50 – 11:20 AM GROWING YOUR BUSINESS WITH WORKIZ

Growing Your Business with Workiz: Schedule Jobs, Dispatch, Invoice and Get Paid All in One Place

Dan Kadosh, Founder of Workiz

Christian Fowler, VP of Junk Doctors

It’s difficult to manage all of the moving parts of your business, especially as your company grows and you have multiple teams on the road. Disorganized calendars, confusing scheduling processes, and multiple means of booking are just a few examples of common inefficiencies that lead to costly mistakes and leave money on the table.

Dan Kadosh, former locksmith, founded Workiz to alleviate these headaches and help service pros like himself have easy-to-use, powerful tools that can turn any service business into a money-making machine. Today, Workiz is the #1 field management software in North America and the recommended software of Junk Removal Authority. Junk removal pros who use Workiz increase their revenue by an average of 22%. Christain Fowler, VP of the multi-million dollar company Junk Doctors, will join Dan to share specific, real-world examples of how Workiz has helped him identify inefficiencies, double online bookings, and increase revenue.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

11:20 AM – Noon SCALING THROUGH STRUCTURE

Scaling Through Structure: Systems That Can Take Your Business from Side Hustle to Seven Figures

Bennett Grove, Founder, Owner + CEO of Fire Dawgs Junk Removal and Host of The Firepreneurs Podcast

Can you imagine building your “side hustle” into a seven-figure junk removal business while keeping your full-time job? With the right organization and systems in place, it is possible. Bennett Grove started Fire Dawgs as a side business in 2011 while working as a full-time firefighter. He eclipsed the 7-figure mark while still working full-time as a firefighter through structure, systems, and processes. Today, Fire Dawgs is an award-winning, 20+ truck operation with five locations in Indiana doing multiple millions in annual revenue. Bennett credits the values, skills, and experience he developed during six years in the Air Force, and 17 years as a full-time firefighter, with helping him create the company culture and structure that cultivates success with the Fire Dawgs team. Learn the systems that have him on track to service the whole state of Indiana and have an eight-figure business by the end of 2026.

Noon – 1:30 PM LUNCH

Concession stands will be open with food available to purchase. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants located in downtown Raleigh.

1:30 – 2:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

2:15 – 2:30 PM TRANSITION / BREAK

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

2:30 – 3:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

3:15 – 3:30 PM TRANSITION / BREAK

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

3:30 – 4 PM JUNK REMOVAL HR

Junk Removal HR: Hiring, Managing, and Retaining Good Employees

Representatives from ADP

Finding and managing good employees can be grueling work, even for the toughest junk removal business owners. As a global leader in payroll and HR solutions, ADP has the answers and advice you need to make employment management easy for both you and your employees. ADP is trusted by more than 920,000 clients worldwide and is the industry-leading expert in online payroll and HR solutions, taxes, compliance, benefits administration, and more. Learn from their team of small business experts and discover valuable solutions for your junk removal business.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

4 – 5PM MASTERMIND PANEL

Q&A Panel: Masterminds of Junk Removal

Broaden your perspective from our Q&A panel of trail-blazing junk removal business owners. They’ll answer your questions and share their hard-earned advice on how they are building successful businesses.

  • John Aguirre, Happy Junk Removal in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jamar Christian, Junk Removal Rangers in Orlando, Florida
  • Drew Douglass, Junk Dawgs in Redlands, California
  • Denise Sparks, Sparks Junk Removal & Hauling in Alton, Illinois
  • Joe Weidman, JUNK Relief Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

5 – 5:10 PM WRAP UP

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

Day 3 Fri, October 14

8 AM – 5:45 PM EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN

Visit our Exhibitor Hall at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn about services, tools, and organizations that can help your business grow. Some exhibitors will offer special discounts to JUNKCON ™ attendees.

8 – 8:45 AM LEE’S MILLION DOLLAR CLUB BREAKFAST

Enjoy complimentary breakfast with JRA’s Lee Godbold, Sam Schick, and other featured guests and speakers. By Invitation Only.

Networking Room – Raleigh Convention Center

9 – 9:15 AM WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:15 – 9:45 AM MAIN STAGE – TOPIC TBD

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:45 – 10:15 AM IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME

If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating Capacity for Your Junk Removal Business to Flourish

Sam Schick, $10 Million a Year Junk Removal Business Owner

You can’t run an eight-figure junk removal business with one truck and no team. Sam Schick knows that firsthand. In 15 years, Sam and his team built a 25-truck, 100-employee junk removal company that serviced 26,000 customers annually and brought in over $10 million in revenue per year. Sam will share his specific insights on how to listen to your business and when to build capacity in all aspects of your company. Through Sam’s demonstrated method on capacity planning, you will discover how to prepare your business for accelerated, but sustainable growth. Topics covered include: Customer Capacity, Scheduling Capacity, Pricing Capacity, Management Capacity, Staffing Capacity, Business Hours Capacity, Truck Capacity, Sales Capacity, Physical Office/Warehouse Capacity, and Marketing Capacity.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

10:15 – 10:45 AM BREAK

Take this time to network with attendees or visit our Exhibitor Hall

10:45 – 11 AM RAFFLE AND NETWORKING BOOST

Turn to Your Neighbor and Discuss

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

11:15 AM – NOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Keynote Speaker To Be Announced Soon!

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

NOON – 1:30 PM LUNCH

Concession stands will be open with food available to purchase. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants located in downtown Raleigh.

1:30 – 2:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

2:15 – 2:30 PM TRANSITION / BREAK

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

2:30 – 3:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

3:15 – 3:30 PM TRANSITION / BREAK

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

3:45 – 4:15 PM SUCCESS STORY

Ricardo Hernandez, Owner of JunkGuys DFW and the “Original YouTuber” in Junk Removal

Ricardo is a 15-year junk removal business expert who owns and founded the JunkGuys brand nationwide. He has also been labeled as the “original YouTuber” for junk removal for the last 12 years and his over-the-top videos have been an inspiration for many entrepreneurs looking to start a junk removal service. With over 2,500 YouTube videos streamed to date, many junk removal companies have tried to duplicate and use his YouTube channel as a platform to help grow their own business. He was the first to start the Mini dumpster service as well as the Brotherhood and Mentorship program for junk removal owners. He has managed to build a successful business by marketing 100% organically and he has never paid a penny for online lead ads. “Marketing organically has been a huge part of my business and is why I have been profitable and able to grow my business to the level it is today.”

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

4:15 -5 PM CLOSING REMARKS + AWARDS PRESENTATION

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

❝JUNKCON ™ was awesome. It was really cool to interact with other guys in the industry from all over the country. Everyone is so encouraging and uplifting. It’s just a great environment. ❞

Joseph Lambert, Joseph’s Junk Removal

HOTEL + TRAVEL

JUNKCON ™ ’22 will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC) in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. The centrally located facility is within walking distance of award-winning restaurants, nightlife, music venues, shops, and parks. To see all that downtown has to offer, check out the Visit Raleigh website. A list of suggested attractions will be provided prior to the conference.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel for a special rate of $149/night.

BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE

You can also contact Sheraton’s central reservations center at 1-800-325-3535 and ask for a room with the JUNKCON™ group. Please note that this special rate is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

NEAREST AIRPORT

If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Raleigh–Durham International, located about 25 minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Please note that shuttle services will not be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from events.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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JUNKCON ™ FAQS

Please see below for frequently asked questions about JUNKCON ™ ’22. If you have any other inquiries about the conference, please contact the event’s coordinator Matt Merry at matthew@junkra.com.

What’s included in the JUNKCON ™ ticket price?

JUNKCON™ registration includes admission to all conference keynote and breakout sessions on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registrants will also have access to the Exhibitor Hall during both days to meet with exhibitors and take advantage of promotional deals. Attendees will be responsible for their own food and drink during the event. Concessions will be available to purchase items throughout the day. Admittance to our Networking Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12 requires an additional add-on ticket, available on our registration pageOpens in a new tab.. The purchase price for JUNKCON™ ticket(s) is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Will Transportation Be Provided?

Shuttle services will not be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from events.

Will Masks Be Required?

As of 3/21/22, Raleigh municipal mandate is that masks are no longer required inside the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC), but it remains highly suggested. RCC staff will continue to wear masks for the foreseeable future. Please note that this is subject to change between now and October, and we will be doing our best to ensure you are kept as up-to-date as possible if policy changes.

What is the Welcome Reception and Networking Event on Oct. 12?

If you want to make impactful business connections, you cannot skip the Networking Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. It’s going to be the ultimate networking event for the junk removal industry. Meet fellow attendees, mingle with featured speakers, and enjoy live music by local favorite The Shakedown Band. Admittance to our Networking Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12 requires an additional ticket. You can purchase that on our registration pageOpens in a new tab.. Registration for the networking event includes two drink tickets.

JUNKCON ™ ’21 HIGHLIGHTS

Last year, Junk Removal Authority hosted the first-ever JUNKCON ™. The one-of-a-kind event received an enormous response and had to be moved from its original location at JRA Headquarters to an event space in Raleigh. With just two months of planning, the inaugural conference brought more than 130 junk removal business owners, team members, and industry experts together for two days of learning and networking. We are thrilled to be able to expand the event this year to a much larger audience and with more speakers, educational topics, and exhibitors.

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❝ It’s hard to pinpoint everything I’ve learned. I’ve taken in so much information. The opportunity to exchange ideas with the other business owners, and the advice we’ve gotten from the speakers … those things are going to stick with me. I’m eager to learn more. ❞

Brent Dirden, Trash N Dash

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Aaron Champion

Meet Aaron Champion, the person behind the words you read on this site. Based in Naples, Florida, Aaron is a US Army Veteran and founder of Junk Hauling Express. Before becoming involved in the junk removal industry, Aaron worked as a Business Consultant, running his own consulting firm for over ten years. Through his consulting work, he successfully helped many companies overcome obstacles to improve their performance, company growth and impact their bottom lines. In 2019, Aaron partnered up with, Brandon Louisseize, an expert in the junk removal industry. Combining his extensive consulting and entrepreneurial experience with Brandon’s expert industry knowledge. Together, they founded what is now a thriving junk removal and hauling business in Naples, Florida. Through his articles, Aaron hopes to provide his readers with valuable knowledge to simplify the junk removal process, helping you declutter your homes, properties and walk you through home demolition projects so you can do it yourself. Aaron is like your friendly neighborhood handyman, giving you tips, answering your questions, and walking you through what can often feel like an overwhelming process.

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